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The Lived-Experience Lens: How Simone Hidds-Monroe Is Influencing the Future of Foster Care

See Simone and Just in Time on CBS 8 

 

Simone CBS 8
January 12, 2023

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When Simone Hidds-Monroe entered foster care at the age of 13, she didn’t speak at all. The circumstances related to her involvement in the foster care system – the death of her mom, uncertainty about the future, and the fear of being separated from her three siblings – left her speechless. 

Today, Simone has found her voice on the frontlines of the fight for “lived-experience” voices to inform and influence foster care policy. Not only is Simone the Chief Advocacy and Empowerment officer for Just in Time, she’s also the Co-Founder and Chair of the Foster Alumni and Youth Community Empowerment Subcommittee (FAYCES). With Simone at the helm, FAYCES successfully lobbied to give siblings entering foster care greater opportunity to stay together by challenging an existing “10-days” rule for placements. 

VIEW HER FULL ARTICLE WITH CBS 8 HERE

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